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Recoleta Cemetery

While it may seem odd that one of Buenos Aires’ principal tourist attractions is a cemetery, the Recoleta Cemetery is no ordinary graveyard. Encircled by a towering perimeter wall and entered via a striking columned portico, Recoleta Cemetery is one ... 

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Joel F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

A very good tour highlighting difference aspects of Evita's life. The tour guide, Elba, was fantastic, and she gave us a great overview of Eva Peron's life and legacy. We began at the Recoleta Cemetery, to view the mausoleum where Evita's body is now resting. Next came a few brief stops in the city on the way to the Eva Person Museum in Palermo -- which we found very interesting and well-done. After the museum, back on the bus to see the Casa Rosada, the pink house where Evita gave many speeches. This tour was just the right length of time, with the right mix of information and experience, and I recommend it highly.

Doing what: Evita Peron Tour of Buenos Aires

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Good and informative tour. The guide was interesting and particularly expert on the Recoleta Cemetery and its famous tombs. He really brought the City to life.

Doing what: Buenos Aires in One Day Walking Tour

Diane L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was an expensive trip, but well worth it in the end.Our guide, a young man called Niko was an excellant guide. Our driver was very good and a very careful driver, which is not easy in Buenos Aries. We saw so much in almost 5 hours, The Presidential Palace were Niko guided us through the crowds with the help of people he knew in the Palace. We hit all the sights including again The Recoleta Cemetery which we had visited, but he gave us more information on the Eva Peron story than the previous guide had given us. His knowledge of the city was excellant, and his English was superb. He was an excellant ambassador for Viator and Argentina.

Doing what: Viator Exclusive: Private Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour with Entrance to the Presidential Palace

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Our guide was very good. The visit to Recoleta cemetery was the highlight of the tour and having a guide there made a big difference.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Robert T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

The tour was very well organized. Pickup at hotel was on time. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She truly seemed to enjoy her job. The tour allowed time for us to stop and get off bus to explore neighborhoods and sites, although it would always be good to have more time, especially in Recoleta Cemetery. The tour represents a great value.

Doing what: Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

Bruno C Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

If you like history, economics, architecture, arts this tour is definitely for you! The local company offers two different tours, a morning walk from Retiro Plaza San Martin to Recoleta and an afternoon tour from Recoleta to Palermo. The tour starts at 2pm, but plan to arrive ahead and have lunch at Cafe Biela which is where the tour starts. It is a historical cafe, in the heart of Recoleta. It even has a terrasse in the shade of a 200 year old tree. The first hour of the tour is dedicated to the Recoleta cemetery. You'll hear amazing stories about the different people, famous and less famous, resting in peace. You'll also hear about Eva Peron and see her tomb. Then, you'll walk along the avenue del Libertador and hear about different monuments and buildings including the national library, Errazuriz palace, the Art museum, etc. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Terri H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

I ended up being the only person on the tour, so I had a wonderful private tour with the guide. I learned a lot about Argentinian history, focusing of course on Eva & Juan Peron during our tour of the Recoleta Cemetery. He had many fascinating stories to share.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Julia M

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2016

We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it. There were a few things that could have been better. We waited for 30 min for a couple at one stop who got off and did not return. I can see 10 minutes, but 30 was too long. We stopped at a souvenir shop in Boca for 15 min that was a waste of time. Then we only had 30 minutes at Caminito where we SURE could have used those extra 45 minutes. It was not near enough time.
We got back after 6 and the Recoleta cemetery closes at 5:30. Had we known that, we would have toured the cemetery BEFORE we took the bus tour. Now we have to take another 1/2 day to go back to that area to see what we really wanted to see.
The guide was good and the bus was comfortable. I have done the hop on hop off bus and liked this much better.

Doing what: Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

Eduardo W

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

The tour guide was really good and well informed. I disagree with the stops: why to stop at the soccer stadium? Even if you like soccer, there was not enough time to go to the museum, so what's the purpose? They should have stopped at Recoleta cemetery.

Doing what: Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

Mark H Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2010

There was a lot packed into this tour - fascinating stories about the mausoleums in Recoleta cemetery and an insight into Argentina's society.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

Janice G

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2016

I gave this three stars only because our tour guide was good but not the best. The Recoleta Cemetery itself is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend that anyone see this when traveling to Buenos Aires. Our tour guide was nice and knowledgeable, but she went past some of the tombs we wanted to see and seemed a tad bored. She didn't point out some of the tombs that I read about later. Overall though, this is a MUST see!

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

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